Thursday, September 15, 2016

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

My son and I decided that we were going to make some sugar cookies so I went looking for the recipe that we were going to use.  I pulled out all the of ingredients and luckily we had them all!!

We put the butter in the mixing bowl.

We added the sugar but then forgot to take all other pictures because cooking with a  year old seems to be hard enough without trying to photograph and have him slow down enough.

The dough came together easily and was a little sticky.

We pushed it into the center of the bowl and refrigerated it until it was cooled.

I took out the decorations so that my son could decorate all the cookies himself. 

He scooped them on to the sheet where I told them would be best to fit the most cookies.

He picked decorations and had fun making each cookie unique which took a lot of time and effort so he didn't get a lot decorated and I had to finish the decorating.

You can see that mine were a lot more boring then his because I used the same sprinkles on all of the cookies...mine are in the front.

Then, I made some that were the color of the Olympic rings since we were watching the Olympics which all had stars on them for our United States Stars.

I hope that you get to enjoy some of these easy cookies soon!!  If you want to check out the original recipe here.  We enjoyed them a lot hot out of the oven and even a few days later but they quickly got dried out and they weren't finished.  Not sure this is the answer to our sugar cookie recipe but we enjoyed the beginning of the batch.  Let me know how they turn out for you!

Easy Sugar Cookies

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.


  1. Those cookies look delicious! Nothing tastes better than freshly baked cookies, still warm from the oven!

    1. Love those cookies out of the oven!!! I have often thought about freezing them to have them always hot but it is way more effort. Here is hoping that we enjoy this recipe again!!


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